I hired Gardeners for Hire to do some garden clean up, bring in garden mulch to apply 3" mulch to all garden beds, do lawn work including aeration, moss kill and removal, fill in a large hollow in front lawn, top dress rest of lawn, weed kill, fertilize and seed new lawn.
The garden clean up was ok. There was not a lot to do it was more a tune up prior to mulching. The mulching was done on same day. I had specified I needed 3" over all beds to aid in water retention and weed suppression. When I arrived home from work I checked the work. There were ares that had no cover at all and most of the garden has 1" or less mulch. Some areas have just a light covering of mulch. I mentioned the lack of mulch and they did bring in more but there is only about 1 " - 1.5" mulch.
The lawn is just as bad! I had to ask the gardeners if weed kill was done because there was no die off happening. They did come back and do weed treatment BUT it did not work. The weeds wilted a bit but are now growing vigorously. They did offer to do one more weed kill but I declined because there is new seed sprouting / growing. Everything I have read states not to apply weed treatment until after the 3rd mowing. The new grass had not even been mowed once when they were to do the treatment.
Three times I had described and shown the gardeners where I wanted the dip in the front lawn filled. I wanted the lawn levelled so it is easier to mow. The dip was not filled in / levelled with surrounding lawn, the soil they brought in was placed around my tree INCREASING THE SLOPE and excentuating the dip! How the area around the tree got built up I do not know because we discussed NOT doing that because the roots will just grow through again. I feel like they were just doing their thing and not paying attention to my specifications.
I also am disappointed with the statement on their web page that says 'no job too small'. I wanted a task done in my back yard and they were not interested in doing it. They said it was not a job they wanted to do.
Their timeline was poor as well. There were excuses for not being able to come and do the work as scheduled which delayed the completion of the job by
3 - 4 weeks.
For the work done and the minimal soil / mulch / lawn treatment material provided the price was extremely high.
I do NOT recommend this company.